Nationally known health economist Kosali Simon has been named to the newly-created associate vice provost for health sciences position at Indiana University. Simon will foster health sciences and health services research at IU Bloomington. She is a Herman B. Wells Endowed Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and is an adjunct professor in the economics department in the Kelley School of Business. Simon joined the IU faculty as a full professor in 2010, after nine years at Cornell University. She holds a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.